Wendy M. Parker, Ph.D.

Bio: 

Education

Ph.D. in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
M.A. in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
C.A.S., Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
M.P.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy, Binghamton University
B.A. in Political Science, State University of New York at Cortland

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Medical Sociology 
Aging and Society 
Introduction to Sociology 
Health Care and Human Values 
The Contemporary World

Research Interests

My research interests span the fields of health and health care, family, and social policy, examining the causes of social inequalities throughout the life course. Recent work has examined the inequalities in child health trajectories connected to parental resources and includes a focus on pediatric asthma. Other projects explore issues related to women’s health (e.g., the health of military women) as well as child health.

Selected Publications

Wilmoth, J.M., London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2011. “Sex Differences in the Relationship between Military Service Status and Functional Limitations and Disabilities,” Population Research and Policy Review. 30: 333-354.

Usdansky, M.L. and Parker, W.M. 2011. “How Money Matters: College, Motherhood, Earnings, and Wives’ Housework,” Journal of Family Issues. 32 (11): 1449-1473.

Wilmoth, J.M., London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2010. “Military Service and Men’s Self-Rated Health Trajectories in Later Life,” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 65B(6): 744-754. London, A.S. and Parker, W.M. 2009. “Incarceration and Post-Incarceration Living Arrangements: Findings from the National Health and Social Life Survey.” Journal of Family Issues. 30 (6): 787-812.

Assistant Professor
Department of Basic and Social Sciences